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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 9, 2010 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: sailor/saint

One of my faves from later years. Just curious why the first 4 appearances of Lost Sailor are "Saint-less" They were always paired together,(until 1986) even on the album.

This post was modified by lobster12 on 2010-07-09 17:37:14

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

I've always reckoned Sailor/Saint to be among the more tedious latter-day Dead songs. These days I avoid having to hit skip when they appear by resolutely sticking to the 60s and 70s for my listening pleasure.

Not having a go at your likes - just embracing the difference!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 9, 2010 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Not one of my faves (or rather, not two of my faves), but I was always weirdly fond of that cheesy refrain in Saint. Maybe it just grew on me, like LLR. (At least the instrumental part of LLR.)

And now that I read the "mishearing" of it by a forumite's little nephew, "Sure don't know what I'm goin for, But I'm gonna go for the hippo show ..." Well, I'll certainly enjoy it all the more. Who wouldn't go for the hippo show?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Who indeed, Althea?

Still, I've always found it interesting that the hippo, one of the most caricatured of the big beasts, is actually one of the most dangerous, accounting for 200 plus deaths per year. Not making a big point, just shooting the breeze!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 9, 2010 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Hmmm. We don't know this particular nephew, so we don't know the hippo show he had in mind. Perhaps he's the kind of kid who likes to play violent video games. Lots of blood and hippos.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Most likely one of these guys.


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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 9, 2010 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

If someone could photoshop Bob into the picture, it would be perfect.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 9, 2010 8:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

that's right, the hippos are smarter

Attachment: hipposhow.jpg

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 9, 2010 9:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Here's a pain in the butt question - could you have a BW & JG hippo team ? It's already too much , lets push it over the edge . The BW is spot on , btw .

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 10, 2010 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

for micah...

Attachment: hipposhow2.jpg

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 10, 2010 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Thank- you , uj ! Put a smile on my face .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 10, 2010 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Trouble ahead, Jerry in pink.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 9, 2010 10:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Spectacular.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 9, 2010 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

He also called Elton John Meltin' John, and doberman pinschers doublemint pinchers. He was one smart and funny kid (still is), and,no,there was no hearing problem, he was just playing "telephone" with pretty much the entire English language at the age.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 9, 2010 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Yes. That Hippo-show post was priceless. I forgot to comment.

Hippo Friday to all of you.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 9, 2010 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

no worries my man. While I never got a Lost sailor and missed it when pulled from the rotation I got to see many spirited Saints over the years. A good rocker until the latter years.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 9, 2010 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Well, I hate to edit, but I mis-read your post so badly that my reply made little sense:

It sometimes seems like everybody except me dislikes Lost Sailor, so I am glad you are a fan. Of the two, I always liked it a lot more than Saint ... The lyrics may be basically a less hilarious rehash of the "Estimated Prophet" themes, but so are the Saint of Circumstance ones, and I always really enjoyed Jerry's slow, spacy work on Lost Sailor. However, that final instrument break in Saint was really something when they pulled it off.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

lobster you're one of those guys who I've never got to know very well but who I like to see around the place. You help make it good to be here. Thank you.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 9, 2010 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

many thanks my man. Enjoy the weekend.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 9, 2010 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Couldn't resist ( more oft times then not , tedious , I agree )

http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-12.aud.ladner.30192.sbeok.flacf



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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 9, 2010 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

it was going to be a stand alone song at first, then Bob decided to make it a little bobby wier suite...

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 9, 2010 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Thx

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 9, 2010 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

I enjoyed the Richmond split; of course, that was after I ralphed on SDH's shoes.

http://gratefuldeadprojects.com/Lost_Sailor_Saint.html

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 9, 2010 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

It's funny how 10-10-82 always seems to pop up in posts in the forum. One of my favorite gigs from 82 that's "for sure"

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 9, 2010 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

One of the best of the 80's lobster .

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Poster: dirtybuck Date: Jul 9, 2010 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

Sailor was a favorite of mine then, and even more now.
One of Barlow's greatest works to me. I missed the 81' era when they played the shit out of it. Burnout plays a factor in some opinions of it I imagine. The "for sure" part also seems to rub some heads the wrong way.
Love the Greek 85' (Brent's string patch), Indy 84'
Madison 83' .
Sorry not time to link.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 9, 2010 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sailor/saint

I'm with you on this . Sailor is one of Weir's most evocative tunes, and a good version of the duo,could be impressive ( especially if Jerry put on a good dog of it ). It did get played into the ground , and the Huey Lewisish "I'm gonna go for it that's for sure" was always silly . Liked it out of space .